Headlines: Katharine McPhee To Close Waitress, Adam Lambert CBS Foster Special

Katharine McPhee Will Close Out Broadway’s Waitress as the Musical’s Final Jenna – Katharine McPhee is heading back to the diner for a final helping of pie. The Smash star who made her Broadway debut in 2018 as Jenna in Waitress will reprise her turn at the Brooks Atkinson Theatre in the musical’s final weeks. McPhee will rejoin the show on November 25, remaining until its final performance on January 5, 2020. She’ll succeed Jordin Sparks, who will take her final bow on November 24. McPhee first vaulted to fame on season five of American Idol, later starring in the Broadway-themed series Smash. Following her first main-stem turn as Jenna in Waitress, she originated the role in the show’s West End staging. Her screen résumé also includes turns in Scorpion, The Lost Wife of Robert Durst, It Could Be Worse and In My Dreams. – Read more at Broadway.com

THE 21ST ANNUAL “A HOME FOR THE HOLIDAYS With Idina Menzel, Adam Lambert, Ne-Yo, Kelly Rowland – The 21st annual A HOME FOR THE HOLIDAYS WITH IDINA MENZEL will be broadcast Sunday, Dec. 22 (9:00-10:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network. Tony Award winner Idina Menzel performs songs from her new album, Christmas: A Season of Love, and introduces uplifting stories about adoption from foster care. Award-winning artists Adam Lambert, NE-YO and Kelly Rowland also perform. For the last two decades, the award-winning special has shined a light on the thousands of American children in foster care and has inspired tens of thousands of adoptions, moving these kids into loving “forever families.” – Read more at CBSPressExpress

Chris Daughtry on Crafting His First Marvel Cover – This week, the comic book world is getting an injection from the music industry. Art from Chris Daughtry, lead singer of the band Daughtry, is featured on a variant cover of Red Goblin: Red Death No. 1. Daughtry admits he was surprised when he learned a pet project of his would end up on the cover, as he had been toying with the art in conjunction with artist Ron Garney, who invited Daughtry to work on some stuff together. Garney sent the piece off to Marvel to see if the publisher might have use for it. Daughtry never dreamed it’d be a cover, and thought perhaps it’d end up as an interior page somewhere. Then he got an email that he’d made the cover. – Read more at HollywoodReporter

SCOTTY McCREERY CELEBRATES SOLD-OUT EUROPEAN TOUR – German and English audiences fell in love with the ACM, BMI, CMT and NSAI Award-winning Scotty McCreery this past week as the Triple Tigers/Sony recording artist performed in both countries for the first time, selling-out all five shows on his first-ever European tour with Six Shooter Country calling McCreery’s London show “music heaven.” The dates coincided with Country Music Week in both countries. “This was an incredible week,” said an exuberant McCreery. “The audiences have been amazing. They knew the words to every song – not just the hits, but all the album tracks. As a songwriter, hearing an audience in another country across the ocean sing ‘Five More Minutes’ back to me is such an emotional experience. I can’t wait to come back to England and Germany, and also perform in other counties in the UK and Europe as well. We will be back!” – Via PR Release

Paula Abdul Talks “Very Personal” Las Vegas Residency and Paving the Way for Today’s Pop Stars – As Abdul said during her Oct. 24 show, it was her tenacity that helped forge a path full of remarkable career milestones despite several frustrating, and sometimes painful, setbacks. A sold-out crowd — which included notable names such as Kathy Griffin, Kathy Hilton, Frankie Grande, August Getty, Jen Atkin and Vegas legend Wayne Newton — was captivated by the autobiographical sections of Forever Your Girl, which explain Abdul’s rise, fall and resurgence in precise, choreographed detail. “The odds were against me, but my fighting spirit carried me through. I was put on this earth to dance, to create, to perform,” Abdul said at one point during her 90-minute, 12-song setlist. “I had a never-give-up attitude. And even though I was never the obvious choice, that didn’t stop me from manifesting my dreams.” – Read more at Hollywood Reporter

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